Holiday season is in full swing, which means festive dressing is the norm. Despite what you may think, the end-of-December stretch doesn't have to limit you to oversized knits, bulky puffers, and heavy pants. If you're looking to add a timeless statement piece to your mid-winter wardrobe, take a cue from Reese Witherspoon's red plaid skirt.
The actor was photographed while out with her Big Little Lies costar, Laura Dern, in Los Angeles on Dec. 22. Witherspoon wore a red plaid miniskirt by Draper James, her own Southern-inspired clothing label. The bold bottom featured a subtly ruffled hem, a mid-rise waist line, and a pencil-like silhouette. She made the skirt the statement piece of the entire look by pairing it with a tight-fitting black turtleneck, black ankle boots, and an emerald green shearling bag by Loeffler Randall.
The 42-year-old kept it simple by wearing her trademark blonde hair in a deep side part, and blocking her eyes from the California sun with a pair of basic black sunglasses. To finish off the look, Witherspoon added gold hoops and a swipe of red lipstick. Dern matched her friend Witherspoon in a red pantsuit, a graphic t-shirt, and rose-colored shades.
Witherspoon proved that plaid skirts aren't just for private school: Her outfit combined elements of sophistication and edge, and didn't look the least bit juvenile. The actor has become known for her love of plaid in all forms, as she's been seen sporting multiple plaid button-downs over the past few months. Staying true to her Southern roots, Witherspoon knows exactly how to stylishly elevate an old classic.
Try out the simple look for yourself by pairing a plaid skirt in any colorway with a plain black turtleneck and boots, or go all-in by wearing it with a leopard-print sweater and embellished leather loafers. Whether you're heading to a late holiday gathering, a family get together, or even setting out for a long day at the office, a plaid skirt is a necessary addition to your winter lineup.
The best part? Witherspoon's exact piece is still in stock for only $125. Ahead, shop her favorite skirt along with The Zoe Report's selection of plaid minis that will add something new to your cold weather closet.